Oregon State tops Michigan State, Old Dominion blitz Akron
Timmy Mueller’s deft finish off a charging run and cross from the end line by captain Mikhail Doholis in the 17th minute was all the offense Oregon State needed to knock off No. 9 Michigan State Sunday afternoon.
Mueller, the reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, showed how dominating a presence he is early into the match when he nearly connected on a shot that Spartan goalkeeper Zach Bennett parried away for the first of his four saves on the afternoon. Mueller had five shots in the match, three on frame.
Sophomore keeper Nolan Wirth posted his second shutout of the weekend with three saves in the match that should push the preseason 34th-ranked Beavers into the top 25 and serve notice to the rest of the Pac-12.
Fellow Pac-12 squad, No. 10 Washington picked up their second win of the weekend with a 3-0 victory over UC Davis. James Moberg opened the scoring for the Dawgs with a 16th minute penalty kick drawn by right back Luke Hauswirth. Josh Heard added a second in the 49th minute off a diagonal ball from Beau Blanchard and Michael Gallagher slammed home a ball set up by Quentin Pearson five minutes later to complete the scoring.
Ryan Herman picked up his second clean sheet of the weekend with three saves in the match.
Notre Dame, Creighton and UNC post wins
Rookie Thomas Ueland scored his first career goal and the first of the season for the Irish after 200 minutes of scoreless soccer to stun Indiana in overtime Sunday.
Ueland, a freshman from Lexington, Ky., took a pass just outside the 18 from Blake Townes on the left flank in the 109th minute and volleyed it pass Hoosier keeper Colin Webb for the golden goal.
The Irish finished with a win and a draw in the adidas/IU Credit Classic, but Maryland’s offensive explosion against St. John’s gave them the edge in goal differential to win the classic.
Amar Sedjic, Jake Areman and Sebastian Elney scored in a five-minute span in the second half to give the Terps the 4-0 lead after Sedjic, a freshman from Louisville, opened the scoring in the 9th minute. Rookie keeper Dayne St. Clair made four saves to record his first career clean sheet in a game that saw the Terps get eight points from first-year players (freshmen Diego Silva and Elney both had assists).
Fabian Herbers picked up his second goal of the season and assisted on Timo Pitter’s first goal of the year in No. 6 Creighton’s 4-0 win over Milwaukee.
Blue Jay keeper Connor Sparrow came off his line to stop Nick Moon on a breakaway to secure his 15th career shutout in the match. Myles Englis and Fernando Castellanos added goals for the Blue Jays in their second win of the season.
Raby George scored his second penalty kick goal of the year and Zach Wright and Andy Lopez added goals for the fifth-ranked Tar Heels in a 3-0 win over Santa Clara in Chapel Hill Sunday night.
Lopez, a redshirt freshman, registered his first collegiate goal off the bench after scoring four times in preseason, and also added an assist on Wright’s winner.
Old Dominion dominates Akron, Syracuse rebounds
No. 24 Old Dominion rebounded from a 2-1 opening night loss to No. 21 Coastal Carolina with a 4-1 win against another top 25 opponent Sunday night.
Monarch senior Josue Henriquez registered a hat trick in the match against the 25th rank Zips, finding the net in the 18th, 21st and 48th minute. Niko Klosterhalfen added a goal in the 46th minute and set up Henriquez’s third goal two minutes later.
Anthony Macchione scored his second goal of the season for the Zips in the 76th minute. The four goals for ODU were the most the team has scored since a 5-1 NCAA tournament win over Drexel in 2013. It was also the first Monarch hat trick since 2013.
Sophomore Kenny Lassiter’s 95th minute strike gave the 15th-ranked Orange a 1-0 victory over Bucknell on Sunday. Freshman goalkeeper Austin Aviza recorded nine saves – five in the second half – to pick up his first career clean sheet.
Xavier, Providence, UMBC and Clemson win
Xavier finished the weekend with 10 goals scored and zero conceded after posting a 2-0 win over Wisconsin on Sunday.
Josh Grant’s header 35 seconds into the second half held up as the winner and Alex Ridsdale added an insurance goal in the 75th minute. The shoutout marked the first time the Musketeers have posted back to back clean sheets since 2011.
Junior striker Mac Steeves recorded his second brace of the season – and third straight dating back to last season – with a goal in each half to lead seventh-ranked Providence to a 2-0 win over Monmouth.
Darius Madison scored his first goal for his new team – less than 10 months after scoring against them in the College Cup – and four other Retrievers got on the board in a 5-0 win for UMBC over Central Arkansas.
Sophomore Gregg Hauck had a goal and two assists and Michael Scott, Cormac Noel and Christian Morales added goals. Goalkeeper Billy Heavner recorded a pair of saves to post his ninth career clean sheet in 18 starts.
Three second half goals propelled No. 11 Clemson to their second win of the season over Mercer. Senior defender Kyle Fisher opened the scoring with a header in the 25th minute, but the game went into halftime 1-1 after Drew Schall equalized for Mercer in the 40th minute.
Paul Clowes scored his second of the season and Austin Burnikel and Saul Chinchilla added goals for the Tigers.